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Seventh Son of a Seventh Son [Enhanced, Import, Limited Edition]

Iron Maiden Audio CD
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By the release of this landmark eighth album, Iron Maiden had settled into what's generally considered their classic line-up. With Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Nicko McBrain operating at the very peak of their form, band mastermind, main songwriter and bassist Steve Harris decided to extend the Maiden remit yet further by unveiling their very first concept work. Contemporary critics scoffed in the face of such a grandiose gesture, but Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son spawned no fewer than four British hit singles and remains an indomitable highlight of the Maiden's illustrious career. From the strident commercial metal of "Can I Play With Madness", through the keyboard-enhanced epic bombast of the title track, to the fretboard intricacies and chest-beating machismo of "Only The Good Die Young", Seventh Son finds Iron Maiden at their most assured and creative. Essentially, this is a spectacular example of 22-carat heavy metal. Ian Fortnam

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Masterpiece Nov. 28 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is the all time classic Maiden Album. Even the artwork is my favourite out of all their albums. The full spectrum of music from driving metal to entrancing harmonies create an incedible listening atmosphere. The entire band's performance is 5 star with the MVP being shared by Bruce and Nicko.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seventh album is first on the list July 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
Iron Maiden's first and only one true concept album. Every song is there for a reason and the album couldn't stand the loss of one of them. It's just one piece from the very beginning until the very end.
1-Moonchild : Great intro with keyboards. It just prepares you for the excellence. 10/10
2-Infinite dreams : In the same vein as Revelations. Brilliant. 10/10
3-Can I play with madness : The commercial song of the album. But still has its place on a "serious" album. Catchy, very 80's sounding but is still good today. 9/10
4-The evil that men do : A great rocker and a great chorus. 9/10
5-7th son of a 7th son : A 10 minute long epic that sums all of the best things in this album (and in Maiden). A masterpiece very close to Rime of the ancient mariner, great instrumental break. 10/10
6-The prophecy : A very heavy and dark chorus with great voices by Bruce and a beautiful acoustic outro. 9/10
7-The clairvoyant : The other "commercial" song of the album. Great guitar work during the verses. Catchy. 9/10
8-Only the good die young : Closes the album in a great way, as good as Moonchild did open it. 9/10
Individually not the strongest album. But you have to look at the ensemble to see how genius this is. The ultimate Iron Maiden album. The ultimate heavy metal album. The ultimate album. This is the one I would like to be buried with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic May 11 2005
Format:Audio CD
Not alot to say but a must for any iron maiden fan or any metal fan for that matter. Probably the most underrated cd maiden has released. It's title track is epic. One of my favorite songs ever and probably maidens most underrated song. The instrumental part at the end can't have been better. "The Evil That Men Do" is also a good song and has very interesting not very maiden lyrics. "Can I Play With Madness" is definitly the rocker of the bunch and probably the only song a regular maiden would've heard of on this cd.
DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE LACK OF HITS. Though it might not be the most popular album it is right up there with number of the beast which I might add is also definitly worth looking at.
A good buy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not really as good as Somewhere In Time June 17 2004
By Ironman
Format:Audio CD
This album is OK in my book, but some songs lack the energy used in all past Iron Maiden albums. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son has some great songs but lacks energy and power.
Moonchild: 2/5 - OK, I really can't stand this song for some reason, but that's just my opinion. The music really saved this song's ass.
Infinite Dreams: 5/5 - The first of very few great songs is a soft-heavy song with many tempo changes. The lyrics really amazed me after a disappointing opener. This song is a sure fire fan favourite.
Can I Play With Madness: 5/5 - Finally, a progressive classic from the album. The chorus here is outstanding, and the music really mixes great with the rythems. This song also has a beautiful instrumental section around the midway.
The Evil That Men Do: 4.9/5 - Oh My! I believe this the hit off the album, it really brightens the album. Great guitars! I just don't think this song has the same energy used in the past two songs. But what the hell, this song is a must-hear by all Iron Maiden fans.
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: 5/5 - The first time Iron Maiden created a song over 9 minutes from their own ideas. A very heavy, melodic and awesome track. A long song with one heck of a chorus and the best vocals(I think)on the whole CD. Also the music matches the chorus perfectly, in fact, it matches the chorus exactlly.
The Prophecy: 4.5/5 - Alright, this song rocks but it doesn't seem to amaze me except in few sections of the song. Give it a shot!
The Clairvoyant: 5/5 - Nice bass! This song is freakin' awesome, I can't figure out why some people don't like this song so much. I personally would buy this album(if I ever loose my current copy) just for this song and the 5/5 marked tracks.
Only The Good Die Young: 4/5 - Strange title!
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By Reakan
Format:Audio CD
This was their best album overall when it was released, the most complete and also the best individuall songs.
The singer Bruce Dickinson have never been better than here, singing totally perfect through every song.
Maiden is a group so Dickinson isnt the whole music, but its true that hes voice lifts up the songs.. they would not be the same without him.
"Somewhere In Time" may have better guitar solos or "Powerslave" may have better riffs but this album is totally their most perfect work together with the newer "Brave New World".
Now you understand why I choosed the title "Maiden reach their limit for the First time".. they have done it again with "Brave New World" from 2000, but this was the first time they played so good that it couldnt be better.
Moonchild starts the album with some cool synths and the tempo is high and the atmosphere is great, and a great underrated guitar solo too.
The second song is "Infinite Dreams" which have the best beginning ive ever heard from Maiden.. im talking about the first verses and the chorus which is the best part of the album.
I dont like the instrumental middle part soo much but its okay.. the song would be better if they made one more chorus, its only two choruses, one in the beginning and one in the end.
"Can I Play With Madness" have a great chorus but its the verses is not good.
"The Evil That Men Do" is another song with a great atmosphere and the solo is good but too short..
The title track is almost 10minute with verses the first half and an instrumental part the second half.
"The Prophecy" is underrated and one of my absolute favourite songs with I.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better now than I remember in 1988...alot has happened.
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Published on June 27 2004 by Matthew Charles
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously underrated; this may be Maidens best ever
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